CA – Hypno Comics 3rd Anniversary Party

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Bob Layton (Iron Man, Secret Wars), Joshua Fialkov (The Life After, Bunker) and Christina Rice (My Little Pony) appear at Hypno Comics on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at noon for the store’s third anniversary celebration!

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Hypno Comics & Games
1803 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 651-9767

CA – Star Wars #1 Sketch Party

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Artist Tobias Gebhardt, Sebastian Kadlecik, and John Bring (Penguins vs Possums) appear at Earth-2 Comics on Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 11:00 AM till 2:00 PM for a sketch party to celebrate the release of Marvel’s Star Wars #1! FREE EXCLUSIVE “ART BY TOBIAS” PRINT WITH FIRST 10 SKETCH PURCHASES

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Earth-2 Comics
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 386-9590

SF – Image Event Signing

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Emma Rios and Brandon Graham sign at Isotope on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM!

Emma and Brandon will be rocking the Isotope’s drafting table with twin Sharpie action! Hanging out, sketching, signing, and having a great Saturday afternoon with us. These two artists represent everything we think is exciting about the future of comics. Stop on by and show these amazing creators some well-deserved love!

Emma Rios – One of the industry’s best! She draws so many of our favorite titles, including PRETTY DEADLY, CAPTAIN MARVEL, DOCTOR STRANGE SEASON ONE and the truly stunning COIL: A CLONE STORY.

Brandon Graham – Author / artist of KING CITY, MULTIPLE WARHEADS and the Image Comics science fiction juggernaut PROPHET.

Isotope – The Comic Book Lounge
326 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 621-6543

CA – The Last Unicorn Screening

lastunicornPeter S. Beagle appears at the Frida Cinema on Monday January 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

The Frida Cinema is proud to present THE LAST UNICORN – with an appearance from the film’s author and screenwriter, Peter S. Beagle!

Except for a handful of film festival and special appearances, the classic animated feature The Last Unicorn has been relegated to home video since its original release in 1982. For most of its many millions of fans, the small screen is the only way they’ve ever been able to see it. Thankfully for fans of this wonderful film, Peter S. Beagle, Conlan Press, and Europe’s ITV plc (the owner of the film) have joined forces to change that!

Now a beautiful new 2K digital print of The Last Unicorn is touring the world one movie theater at a time – and on January 12 at 7pm, we are proud to present it at The Frida! Author Peter S. Beagle will be on hand to himself to host audience and audience Q&A, meet the film’s fans, give out prizes, and sign your books, videos, art prints, and soundtracks, as well as special new merchandise!

The tour began on April 20, 2013 at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, where a crowd of 800 came together at noon on a Saturday to join the film’s title character on her journey, and has since continued with sold-out shows in 17 states and 8 Canadian provinces. By the time the tour ends in July 2016, it will have played in all 50 American states, the District of Columbia, and more than 19 different countries. We are so proud to take part in this wonderful cinematic journey!

The Last Unicorn has been a fan-driven sleeper hit for decades, doing amazing business without any advertising or promotion: 6.5 million copies of the novel sold in 25 languages, 4.5 million home video copies sold in North America since 2004, and a NY Times bestselling graphic novel in 2011. Now it is showing similar legs in movie theaters thanks to the tour, which will draw more than 400,000 people into these special screenings before the final show. Peter S. Beagle’s one-of-a-kind creation is making history all over again!

Frida Cinema
305 East 4th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701

CA – The Witches of Echo Park Signing

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Amber Benson, best known for her role as Tara Maclay on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, will be signing The Witches of Echo Park, the newest book in her Calliope Reaper-Jones novel series, at Dark Delicacies on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 556-6660

CA – The Black Vortex Launch Party

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Writer Sam Humphries appears at Phat Collectibles on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 6:00 PM to promote Marvel’s next galactic event THE BLACK VORTEX!

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Press Release:

Marvel heads back into space in February 2015 for the next big cosmic event, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY AND X-MEN: THE BLACK VORTEX. As you may guess from the title, the story features the combined forces of the Guardians and the X-Men as well as a clutch of the galaxy’s most heinous villains seeking an object of incalculable worth.

BLACK VORTEX: ALPHA, written by Sam Humphries with art by Ed McGuinness, kicks off the story, which continues into all of Marvel’s cosmic titles including GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, LEGENDARY STAR-LORD, ALL-NEW X-MEN, NOVA, CYCLOPS, CAPTAIN MARVEL and others.

“What happens when one person submits to the Black Vortex and becomes a titan of the cosmos?” asks Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex Alpha writer Sam Humphries in an interview with Marvel.com. “What happens when a whole team does it. Or a whole planet? But against the epic scale, we’re grounding the story in the deeply personal conflict each character will go through just by encountering the Black Vortex.”

Phat Collectibles
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 808-9355

CA – Casanova: Acedia Signing

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MATT FRACTION and MICHAEL CHABON appear on Saturday, January 31st from 1:30 – 4:00 PM to celebrate and sign the release of the comic book CASANOVA ACEDIA #1 at the Escapist Comic Bookstore. This issue begins the newest story arc of Fraction’s CASANOVA series, a story of a hedonistic thief turned kind-of spy as he navigates the incredibly complex and stunningly psychedelic parallel world of interdimensional global espionage. Back-up story by Pulitzer Prize winning fan of the series, Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay).

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Escapist Comics
3090 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
510-652-6642

CA – Punk Rock Blitzkrieg Signing

Punk_Rock_BlitzkriegcoverMARKY RAMONE appears at Skylight Books on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 7:30 pm to discuss his memoir PUNK ROCK BLITZKRIEG: MY LIFE AS A RAMONE, together with special guest TOM KENNY!

The inside story behind one of the most revered bands in music history during the early days of punk rock in New York, from legendary drummer Marky Ramone!

NOTE: As with all Skylight Books events, this reading is free and open to the public (first come, first served). But because we’re expecting a large crowd at this event, we’ll be giving out numbered tickets to the signing line to keep things organized. To get a ticket to the signing line, you must purchase a copy of Punk Rock Blitzkrieg here at Skylight Books. Tickets will be available on the day of the book’s release, January 13th, 2015. They will be available in-store, or you can order on our website and leave a note in the “Order Comments” field. We will also hold a ticket for you if you order and pay for a book over the phone. Due to time constraints, Marky Ramone will be unable to pose for photos with individual attendees, though you are welcome to take photos during the event and from the line (please no flash photography), and will be unable to sign any memorabilia. Please also refrain from making an audio or video recording of the event. Thank you for your cooperation!

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
323.660.1175

CA – Stan Lee Launches The Zodiac Legacy

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Legendary comic creator Stan Lee appears at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2:00 pm, to discuss CONVERGENCE. In his first prose novel, factions, each comprised of people who harness animal power from the Chinese zodiac, fight to control the fate of the world.

(This is a wristbanded event. Please note that B&N will have pre-signed copies of CONVERGENCE for sale on the day of the event. Stan Lee will not be signing book on-site.)

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270

CA – East of West Signing

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Nick Dragotta, Eisner Award-winning Penciller/Inker of East of West, appears at Comics FTW on Saturday, January 17, 2015. He’ll be signing books, showing his amazing art work, and maybe doing some sketching. Please check with store for further details.

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Comics FTW
1435 Santa Rosa Ave Suite C5, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(707) 284-2272

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